Brett and Rex Sellers (NZL) Tornado Worlds 2008 Richard Gladwell
Welcome to Sail-World.Com's New Zealand newsletter for 2 January 2010, our first for the New Year, and new decade
The recognition of double Olympic medalist Rex Sellars in this year's New Year's Honours is long overdue.
Sellers, along with crew, Chris Timms came together as a new combination for the 1984 Olympics, winning a Gold medal, and then backing up with a Silver medal in 1988 and then with a fourth place in the following Olympics. Sadly Chris Timms is no longer with us, however both achieved significantly after their Olympic success. Timms in composites engineering. Sellers went onto become President of Yachting NZ as well has contributing significantly by coaching at all levels.
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Part of the 75 competitors from 11 countries at the 2010 Splash Worlds Opening ceremony
In our last edition we made a small but very significant typo with the Weta designed by New Zealanders Roger and Chris Kitchen which won the prestigious Dinghy of the Year award from Sailing World magazine. You can see the partial review by clicking here. We have the correct name and links now, and are looking forward to our test sail of this exciting craft.
There's plenty of sailing action coming up, with the 2010 Splash Worlds starting off Takapuna tomorrow. With the Paper Tigers, P-class, Starlings and 12ft Skiff Interdominions getting underway in the next week -see the full list at www.yachtingnz.org.nz
Wild Oats XI - leeward gets underway in the Coffs Harbour race. Damian Devine
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Swiss seek more talks on America's Cup issues Richard Gladwell, The America's Cup Defender, Societe Nautique de Geneve, sent a letter to Golden Gate Yacht Club representatives on 31 December 2009, inviting the American Challenger to a meeting with David Tillett, the Chairman of the 33rd America's Cup International Jury, to discuss various topics raised by both teams.... [more] Onsend this story
Skype - key communication tool for Marine Industry and Offshore Racing TetraMedia's IT Team, Two Swedish techno-nerds Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis spent the noughties revolutionizing music distribution and telephony in the 21st century.... [more] Onsend this story
Contenders return to their Spiritual Home Ian Grant, Brisbane sailor Bob Miller changed the excitement level of international dinghy sailing almost 45 years ago when he drew the crude lines of the Contender dinghy on a piece of plywood in a hot galvanised iron clad Brisbane riverfront boat shed.... [more] Onsend this story
Pittwater Water Coffs Race - Wharro goes to War, Part 2 Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team, As Grant Wharington and his Etihad Stadium supermaxi crew sailed under the Harbour Bridge, on their way to the start of the 2009 Rolex Sydney to Hobart, the owner/skipper turned to his after guard and asked – 'Does anyone else feel like we are off to war?' She was forced to retire soon after the Hobart start with rigging issues, but now Wharro, along with Graeme Taylor (GT) and his crew... [more] Onsend this story
Sydney Hobart - Could ORCi replace IRC for this ocean classic? Sail-World.com, Once there was IOR, then IMS, then IRC. Could ORCi be the next big thing in offshore race handicapping?... [more] Onsend this story
Rolex Sydney Hobart - To the victors go the spoils KPMS, Owners and crews, friends and family, gathered on the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania lawn in warm sunshine today for the presentation of trophies for the 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.... [more] Onsend this story
Rolex Sydney Hobart prizes presented Di Pearson, The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race came to a close today when the prizes were presented to all the winners of the 628 nautical mile race at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, in Sandy Point, Hobart.... [more] Onsend this story
Optimists gather in Adelaide Janet Jerwood, Optimists sailors from across the globe are gathering at Brighton and Seacliff YC in preparation for the start of the OZIOPTI Australian High performance clinic which commences tomorrow. The clinic which boasts world renowned optimist coaches has attracted 87 sailors from Denmark, UAE, Hong Kong, Japan, Myanmar, New Zealand, PNG, Singapore and USA.... [more] Onsend this story
The 2009 Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta crosses Finish Line Connie Bischoff, After four days of sailing 12 races, everyone was a winner at the 2009 Orange Bowl hosted by Coral Reef Yacht Club. The weather had cooperated with lots of sunshine and wind. Co-Chairs Wendy Kamilar and Pat Ficaro set out the many awards and Registrar Carol Ewing filled the huge silver Trophy Bowl with oranges. Everyone was ready for trophies and the Magnus Liljedahl Sportsmanship Award.... [more] Onsend this story
Two True – she's won the Rolex Sydney Hobart Di Pearson, Andrew Saies' new boat Two True this afternoon became just the fourth South Australian yacht to win the Rolex Sydney Yacht Race overall, but the win did not come without a long wait and plenty of angst. In relation to Two True, the International Jury dismissed the protest against the boat relating to an incident in Sydney Harbour after the start.... [more] Onsend this story
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